Jax outside summer herdsman’s cottage where we had some tea and chocolate! Great views down to Siviez

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Bisse de Chevre

  • Distance 7 km
  • Time 1 h 45 min
  • Speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 1729 m
  • Peak 2205 m
  • Climb 795 m
  • Descent 690 m
February 7, 2017
After a tough couple of days including one where Mike beasted himself by skinning up to Tracouet in under 2 hours (whilst I chilled at home and rested my wrist) we decided it was time for a ‘rest day’

Thought of hiking along along the Grand Bisse de Vex from Planchouet to Chitty but decided on venturing out of the car that it was too cold and miserable so after about 500 m turned round and made our way up to Siviez for hot chocolate and a new top for me! Suitably warmed up we snow shoed up to  Bisse de Cherve. Was tough going on the way up as for at least half the trail we needed to make fresh tracks in deep snow. Lovely outlook from the summer hut where we had lunch. As the weather was closing in did not stay too long and had our tea and biscuits at a second summer hut half way down. Lovely day on our Tubbs snowshoes but did not really count as a rest day!

PS Needless to say I did not really need the new top and it soon got taken off when we started going up but have used it since and it is very snuggly!